The show already feels a bit redundant – especially considering there is already a second film due; it just seems a bit pointless to have a TV show with the same characters. The film had such a strong cast of brilliant actors, that this show is always going to look a bit weak in comparison, which is a shame.
3 things I liked about the show
- Good Deaths
- Funny Deaths
What didn’t I like about the show
Here is the feedback I sent to Amazon:
- The show is already redundant – isn’t Zombieland 2 already in the works? Why do we need a TV Show with the exact same characters as well?
- I loved the film, The characters were played by fantastic actors – you can never stand a chance to produce something like this for TV as the actors are not in the same league. It doesn’t make any sense to have the same characters as the film played by different actors. This should have been a spin-off show with completely different characters and a completely different story but set in the same universe.
- The writing could be better – I didn’t like the VJ jokes running throughout the episode, it comes across as humour for school boys.
- I don’t really buy into the idea of the woman’s voice on the Sat-Nav system… In a real Zombie outbreak, why would she still be working in the call centre and be able to answer them whenever they call. Not sure about this – she was too chirpy – surely everyone she knows must be dead – if not, why isn’t she with them?
I’m not totally against the idea of a Zombieland TV show – I just don’t want it like this.
As for the Amazon/LoveFilm Comedy Pilots idea, I thought this was a great way to try out new shows on television audiences and I hope they use this system more often. I watched a couple of other shows and was gladly more upbeat about some of the others that looked more promising.